As part of its ongoing partnership with the Census Bureau, NCHS recently added questions to assess the prevalence of post-COVID-19 conditions, sometimes called “long COVID,” on the experimental Household Pulse Survey.
Today, NCHS released the latest round of Pulse data, collected from September 14-26, 2022. This latest release includes new data on how Long COVID reduces people’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities compared with the time before they had COVID-19.
Data on this topic is available at the following link:
WEB DASHBOARD: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/pulse/long-covid.htm
· 4 out of 5 people with ongoing symptoms of COVID lasting 3 months or longer are experiencing a least some limitations in their day-to-day activities.
· 1 out of 4 adults (25.1%) with long COVID have symptoms that significantly impact their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
· Out of all U.S. adults, nearly 2% (1.8%) had COVID-19 and still have long COVID symptoms that have a significant impact on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities more than 3 months later.
· 14.2% of adults had ever experienced COVID symptoms that lasted 3 months or longer that they had not had prior to their COVID-19 infection.
· Among the 14.2% who have ever had long COVID symptoms, more than half (7.2%) currently have long COVID symptoms.
· 1 out of 3 adults in the U.S. who’d had COVID-19 (29.6%) reported ever having long COVID symptoms.
· 15% of those who’d had COVID-19 reported currently having long COVID symptoms.